Editing the Music Notation
The previous major sections of this Composer documentation describe how to edit the largest units of music data: the song, staves, and parts. This section, Editing the Music Notation, describes how to edit the symbol symbols that are displayed in a score or part.
If you have imported a MIDI into Composer, you can then quickly correct any transcription errors it might have made in determining note rhythms and accidentals. You can rearrange the music by adding and deleting notes, or changing note pitches. You can also add lyrics and a wide variety of annotations, such as accent marks, dynamic marks, slurs, ornaments, and free text.
Composer is an ideal tool for composing new music. You can enter notes with the mouse, or from your music keyboard via real-time or step-time recording.
If your style of learning is to read about it first, then it is suggested that you read the introductory section on Basic Editing Procedures. It offers an overview of how to add and edit music symbols, and alerts you to the ways that Composer might differ from other software applications with which you are familiar.
The remaining sub-sections describe how you can add and edit all of the music symbols supported by Composer:
brackets and braces, clefs, key signatures, meters, barlines, repetition marks, 8va octaves, and rehearsal marks
accents and articulations, dynamic marks, hairpin crescendo marks, special symbols, slurs, and sustain pedal marks
Separate major sections of this Composer documentation describe how to edit text, and how to edit the underlying MIDI performance of the music.